GTS Blog: News and views on freight, transportation, and logistics.

Optimized Shipping 101: Guide to Making the Best Shipping Decisions

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Oct 27, 2016 1:51:28 PM

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Volume and Truckload? Our new infographic can help! Learn the different modes of shipping to choose what fits your shipment best!

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Topics: Infographics, Time Sensitive, Truckload, LTL, Shipping Like a Pro

6 Reasons to Consider Time Sensitive Services For Your High-Value Shipments

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Oct 20, 2016 1:25:58 PM

When you have a high-value shipment, you want to eliminate the chance of theft and damage during transit. By utilizing time sensitive services, you can have more control over your shipment to ensure that it will be delivered on time and safe. By following these tips, you can protect your freight and become a shipping superhero!

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Topics: Time Sensitive, Cargo Theft

Time Sensitive Shipping Tips: Infographic

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Oct 12, 2016 11:35:37 AM

GTS moves critical shipments nationally and globally. These tips will help your time sensitive shipments move easily and arrive on time.

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Topics: Time Sensitive

Ship like a Pro: Preparing an LTL Shipment

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Sep 29, 2016 12:12:18 PM

Proper packaging and labeling is essential, not only to keep your supply chain in motion but to protect your shipments. Whether you are a first-time shipper or a logistics pro, properly preparing your shipments for pickup can be a hassle. But when done correctly, it can make your job easier and prevent headaches.

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Topics: LTL, Packaging Tips, Shipping Like a Pro

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy Timeline: Infographic

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Sep 22, 2016 10:14:43 AM

There has been a lot of uncertainty within the international shipping community after the announced bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Company, one of the world's top ten container carriers.

Our sister company, Marisol International, has been reporting on the updates regarding this bankruptcy. As a leader in the international shipping community, Marisol has been on the forefront of this event, helping customers get their freight and keeping the community informed.

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Topics: Infographics, International

How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Trade Show

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Sep 15, 2016 11:33:08 AM

With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees, it can be overwhelming to
attend a robust trade show. With so many seminars, discussions, presentations and exhibits, how can you see everything? Simply put, you can’t. With a bit a of prep beforehand; you can set yourself up to get the most out of your trade show attendance.

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Topics: Business Growth

One Stop Shipping for AWT Members

Posted by Sara Schweda on Sep 7, 2016 4:42:37 PM

GTS Rep, Anthony Uschold, is currently exhibiting at the AWT Annual Convention and Expo. AWT and GTS have been partners for 7 years. We have a strong partnership because our shipping experts can solve the shipping challenges that are unique to AWT members

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Topics: Freight, Shipping Like a Pro

How an Inbound Program Can Benefit You as a Vendor

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Sep 1, 2016 11:07:52 AM

Over the past few weeks, we covered the importance and benefits of implementing a proper inbound shipping program as a customer. But what are the advantages of an inbound shipping program to you as the vendor? Healthy vendor relationships are important to ensure profitability in your business.  Vendor Compliance Programs exist to improve vendor performance and reduce supply chain variability.

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Topics: Inbound Shipping, Business Growth

How to Mitigate the Costs of General Rate Increases

Posted by Aubrey Barto on Aug 25, 2016 2:44:33 PM

GRI season is upon us. With many of the major LTL carriers already announcing their
numbers, it looks like September will bring increases in the range of 4-6%. What can you do to prepare and possibly mitigate the costs of general rate increases?

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Topics: Cut Costs

NMFC Changes effective 8/13/16 eBook

Posted by Tina Tiano on Aug 18, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Keeping current with NMFC classification updates can be a burden for shippers.  Simple changes to a product classification can result in a stack of rebills if information is out of date. Our easy to follow ebook can help you stay compliant.  

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Topics: NMFC